One of the last good films this summer is John Hillcoat’s prohibition-era drama, Lawless. The film opens Wednesday, August 29 and boast a stellar cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke and Dane DeHaan.
The Robert Redford directed The Company You Keep was recently acquired by Sony Classics and will compete at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. The thriller stars Redford as a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run after a journalist played by Shia LaBeouf discovers his true identity. The film has an impressive cast that includes Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper and Susan Sarandon.
Daniel Day-Lewis looks hauntingly like our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln in pictures from the movie, Lincoln. The Steven Spielberg directed film follows the troubled president four months before his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The film also stars Sally Fields, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn.
Stephen Chbosky’s first directorial debut is an adaption of his own 1999 coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The film stars Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson. The Perks of Being a Wallflower will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and opens September 21.
Penn Badgley stars as the late Jeff Buckley in one of two biopic coming out about the L.A. musician. In Greetings From Tim Buckley, Penn Badgley attempts to prove he has what it takes to portray the iconic folk singer. The movie is schedule to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and also stars Imogen Poot, William Sadler and Ben Rosenfield as a young Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley’s father.
The Weinstein Company film, Butter made the festival rounds last year but the release was pushed back to this year. The film stars Jennifer Garner as Laura, an uptight housewife married to former butter sculpting champion Bob (Ty Burrell). Laura, an aspiring butter sculptor competes against a young orphan and a stripper named Brooke (Olivia Wilde); hoping to gain the glory she long deserved. The film also stars Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, Rob Corddry and newcomer Yara Shahidi. The movie comes out in October.